Tags: #architecture #buildingdesign #buildingenclosures #buildingenvelopes #buildingmaterials #buildingscience #climate #finiteelementanalysis #hygrothermal #sips #tape #WUFI

I’m looking forward to a couple of upcoming events this week and next. First up is Houston and the IIBEC conference – always an interesting time. Then I’m off to the Select SIPs Expo in Phoenix where I’m presenting on WRBs and panel joint treatment. 

My presentation will compare SIPs performance when configured with housewraps vs building papers vs semi-permeable fluid-applied polyethers. It’s a three-way cage match with some very interesting outcomes. 

I’ll also address the enigma that is the SIPs joint. Convention has it that somewhere within Climate Zone 4, and beyond the Mason Dixon line, wall joints are treated on the exterior side of the panel rather than the interior. But no one knows exactly where nor why. I hope to simplify matters with some creative simulations and lively discussion.